GE’s 1.7-100/103 wind turbine offers a 47% increase in swept area when compared to GE’s 1.6-82.5 turbine, resulting in a 24% increase in Annual Energy Production (AEP) at 7.5 m/s.
This increase in blade swept area allows greater energy capture and improved project economics for wind developers. The 1.7-100/103 uses GE’s proprietary 48.7-meter blade which has the same proven aerodynamic shape as the blades found on the 2.5-100.
GE’s 1.85-87 wind turbine is designed for Class IIs winds, and offers an 11% increase in swept area and an extra 230 kW output at rated wind speed compared to the 1.6-82.5 turbine. The increase in blade swept area results in a 10% increase in Annual Energy Production (AEP) at 8.5 m/s.
GE’s proprietary Advanced Loads Control allows siting of the 1.85-87 wind turbine in Class IIs wind regimes, combining drive train sensors and capabilities of the Mark* Vie turbine controller to individually pitch blades and improve loads handling performance.
GE’s stringent design procedures result in a turbine engineered for high performance and availability with the same reliable performance as the rest of GE’s 1-2 MW fleet.
The GE 1.85-82.5 is the turbine of choice for IEC class II winds, and provides over 7% more AEP than the 1.6-82.5 at 8.5 m/s. The 1.85-82.5 turbine is available in tower heights of both 80 and 65 meters. These tower sizes both provide flexible options for Class II wind sites,as well as higher energy capture in a variety of challenging environments.
The proprietary GE Advanced Loads Control combines drive train sensors and the capabilities of the Mark* Vle turbine controller to pitch blades separately and enhance load handling performance. This makes the 82.5 meter rotor a great option for Class II wind regimes.
GE’s 2.2-2.4MW, 107m rotor wind turbine is an advanced evolution of the 1.x series, providing a 35% increase in Annual Energy Production (AEP) over its predecessor, the 1.85-87 (at a 2.4 rating). Designed for medium wind speeds, the 2.2-2.4MW turbine provides a 51% increase in swept area with the 107m rotor, and an extra 350-450 kW output at rated wind speed compared to the 1.85-87 turbine, improving project economics for wind developers. GE’s proprietary Advanced Loads Control combines drive train sensors with Mark* VIe turbine controller capabilities to individually pitch blades and improve loads handling performance.
GE’s 2.0-2.3MW, 116m rotor wind turbine offers a 27% increase in swept area when compared to the 1.7-103 turbine, resulting in a 26% increase in Annual Energy Production (AEP) at 7.5 m/s (at a 2.3 rating). This increase in blade swept area allows greater energy capture and improved project economics for wind developers. GE’s 2.0-116 turbine has a 53.3% gross capacity factor at 7.5 m/s, a class leading performance. GE’s proprietary 56.9 meter blade is designed specifically for the 2.0-2.3MW rating of this platform, enabling longer length, lower loads and improved performance.
The GE 3.2-103 brilliant wind turbine can generate a substantial amount of energy for medium-to-high wind speed sites. Building upon the remarkable performance of the 2.5-2.85 MW fleet, our 3.2-103 turbine provides up to a 5% increase in energy output, while still featuring the same reliability as the 2.85-103. Towers for hub heights range from 70 to 98 meters, which means the 3.2-103 can help wind developers generate more AEP, even in sites that may be constrained by tip height.
The 3.2-103 is part of our brilliant turbine portfolio, and uses the power of the Industrial Internet to help manage the variability of wind and provide smooth, predictable power. By analyzing tens of thousands of data points every second, the 3.2-103 has the capability to integrate energy storage and advanced forecasting algorithms.
Extending the capability of the Digital Wind Farm to our 3MW machines, GE's 3.2-3.4 MW platform is adaptable to a full spectrum of wind regimes. The platform includes the 3.4-137, our highest performing turbine for Class III winds, providing up to 24% higher output compared to the 2.75-120 turbine.
Our 3MW machines share drivetrain and electrical system architecture, with each of those systems being scaled and upgraded for improved performance and greater energy production, as compared to previous models.
The ECO 100 range of wind turbines offers high yield and leading efficiency across all wind classes, as well as optimized energy production and lower cost of electricity thanks to PowerOf3*.
These large wind turbines – the ECO 100 has a swept area larger than an Airbus A380 – are the answer for projects that require both high energy yield and high reliability from the wind turbines.
The ECO 100 platform is an extensively proven platform with over 1,752,000 cumulated operating hours (or the equivalent of 200 operating years) as of December 2013 and more than 2,000 MW installed or under construction worldwide as of January 2014.
Thanks to its 150-meter diameter rotor (with blades stretching 73.50 m), the turbine has a yield 15% better than existing offshore turbines, enabling it to supply power to the equivalent of about 5,000 households.
Developed for all offshore conditions, our 6MW direct drive wind turbine combines proven technology and innovation. Building on our unique Pure Torque* design, it provides high yield and uncompromising reliability that will lower the cost of offshore energy.